Arcane Studios has released its third major update for Deathloop, which adds a host of accessibility features. There is now an accessibility category in the options menu that includes previously introduced settings (some of which have been upgraded) along with new settings.
Players will be able to tweak various gameplay elements, although some settings will be limited to single-player mode – i.e. when you play as Colt and Julianna controlled by the AI rather than the AI. a human invader. These include slowing down the game speed, adjusting the amount of revenge (or lives) you have, and making battles easier or harder. There are more user interface options, such as the ability to change the color, size, and opacity of some text and graphic elements.
Additionally, players will eventually be able to navigate menus using the directional buttons instead of having to use a pointer. What a concept! If you prefer to use the pointer over, you can now adjust the speed at which the pointer moves.
When Deathloop landed on PS5 and PC last September, it was widely welcomed, with critics praising the well-built gameplay, art style, level design, and story. However, accessibility advocates shown problems that make it difficult for players with disabilities to enjoy the game, such as text size, lack of controller remapping option, and low contrast. Hopefully, this update will address most, if not all, of their concerns.
“We are really grateful to our players and allied community who gave us so much feedback when Deathloop has been released,” said lead user/interface designer Yoann Bazoge tell PlayStation Blog. “We took the time to read all the accessibility reviews and watch videos of players explaining why they couldn’t play. Deathloop. We then worked on a document that listed all of the feedback and outlined a roadmap for what additions would be for Game Update 3.”
Meanwhile, Arcane has added another much requested feature: photo mode. This will only be available in single player mode and you will be able to use poses, filters, and stickers. Players can switch between Colt and Julianna, and choose a different outfit or weapon to capture exactly the picture they want.
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